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Reader reviewed by Tiffany

In class we always get assigned books that look like they will be boring. Every time we read a book, though, it's really good. This book was just plain pitiful. Ha! A classic! Yeah, sure. All I know is I hope I never need to read "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"!!! Don't read Tom Sawyer, unless you like boring books. (and believe me, some people do!)
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This book sucks.
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Reader reviewed by Lesha

This book was writen in the 19th century. It is old and boring. No one should read it. Find another book to read. There are plenty of good books out there but this is not one of them. A stupid boy collects dumb trinkets and what not by trickery. He manages to go on lots of "adventures". They are all very boring. The most interesting part of the book is a murder and that is only one chapter.
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Don't judge a book by it's cover
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Reader reviewed by Val

Tom is a mischevous ten year old boy who views the world in a romantisized manner. You will find yourself laughing at his "adventures" such as getting Ben Rogers to whitewash the fence for him or letting a pinch bug lose in church and causing such a commotion. But most importantly through his adventures you'll discover the flaws i Twain's society such as the educational system and organized religion. This novel is and deserves to be a classic because it incorporates good themes and brings to mind injustices all through the eyes of a child. I would definitly recommend this book for all those who enjoy a good laugh!
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Awsome!
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Reader reviewed by Camila

Awsome! Probably some children don't understand this book because it has too many hard words, but if you have time to check what the words mean you will be transported to Tom's world, you will find that the book is very interesting. Of course I'm talking about the original version.
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Great!
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Mark Twain writes about real life and the sense of wanting adventure. I read this in grade school, and it has stuck with me since then. The characters are all relateable and I think we can reason with them. Just another great classic.
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An Adventure!
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What a cast of interesting characters! And such an imaginative adventure. As a mom of boys, I can say with fervor that Mr. Twain nailed the psyche of the tween boy on the head. There's humor, drama, rebellion, misbehavior, consequences, uncertain relationships, crushes, family stuff, and it all reads like a fast-paced rolicking ride to the finish.
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Who says classic are no good?
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Reader reviewed by Ella

Tom Sawyer is the kind of book most kids groan over when they're assigned to read it in class. Why? Because it has no explosions, battles, romance (who calls Becky and Tom romance they say), but mostly because it's a classic. Just the label classic scares them. I, however, loved Tom Sawyer. Despite the fact that Tom is a bad boy, the book has a certain amount of innocence in it. The was Tom and Huck are effected when they see the murder in the graveyard. It is also humorous, such as when Tom comes to his own funeral, and when he tricks the other boys into whitewashing the fence for him. Tom Sawyer is a wonderful action book, and also a good read. It doesn't take long to read a good book.
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A True Classic
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Reader reviewed by Leah

Tom Sawyer is an American classic that was written shortly before the Civil War and is about a boy living in the South. Tom Sawyer loves adventures and superstitions and longs form freedom away from rules and Sunday School. Him and Huckleberry Fin land themselves in the middle of a murder, falling in love, lost in a cave, and finding buried treasure. What more could we ask for?

I definetly reccomend although you'll probably read it in high school!
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Funny adventures most highly recommended to under 12-year olds
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Reader reviewed by charlene

Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" are a classic discription of adventures of a rascal in the 19th century. The story is always full of wit and temperament, yet there is even a somewhat sad part to satisfy even a melodramatic taste. As I read it when I was 11 and really enjoyed it then, I would especially recommend it to the under 12s. However, for those of you over 12, it is always a great add to your list of "already read".
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The Most Famous Kid in American Literature
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Reader reviewed by Marietta

He's Tom Sawyer. He's naughty, brave and with great imagination.He secretly eats his aunt's jam, he swims in the river although he's not allowed to, he doesn't pay attention in class and constantly gets into all kinds of trouble. However, all readers love him. Why? Maybe because they've done the same at his age.

I like the book because it's full of thrilling adventures and funnny situatons. It's usually recommended to children, but for adults it would also be a delight to read.
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